Last Wednesday prompt before April’s poem-a-day challenge. Hope to see y’all here bright and early each day beginning on Saturday morning.
For today’s prompt, pick a music genre, make that the title of your poem, and then write a poem. So your poem could be titled “Jazz;” “Baby, I got the blues;” “Heavy Metal Heartache;” “Rockabilly Rumble;” or whatever else you can devise. Have fun with it and see you on Saturday!
Revision doesn’t have to be a chore–something that should be done after the excitement of composing the first draft. Rather, it’s an extension of the creation process!
In the 48-minute tutorial video Re-creating Poetry: How to Revise Poems, poets will be inspired with several ways to re-create their poems with the help of seven revision filters that they can turn to again and again.
Here’s my attempt at a Music Genre Poem:
“i love pop”
sweet as soda
with a beat that drops
baby i love
listening to pop
disco or dubstep
something ’bout it
gives my life more pep
Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53). And he loves all genres of music: hip hop, rap, metal, modern rock, rockabilly, alternative, various forms of electronica, classic country, classical, blues, bluegrass, and so many other genres, including pop music.
Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.